Finance Analyst - Cost Optimization
Airlift Technologies
Lahore, Pakistan
2d ago
source : ACCA

About Airlift :

Airlift is building the world’s first decentralized logistics platform with transit and delivery solutions that enable and empower local communities.

We view mass transit as a prerequisite for economic development and our delivery platform as an efficient way to move goods around urban ecosystems.

In the first 12-18 months, Airlift has secured $24M+ USD in venture financing and has scaled the business to multiple tens of thousands of daily customers.

We are backed by First Round Capital, a premier venture capital firm based in San Francisco (known for its seed-stage investment in Uber, Square, and other billion-dollar enterprises).

About the Role :

The Finance Analyst will set up the financial control function to drive awareness, accountability and focus across the organisation for cost optimisation initiatives.

  • The ideal candidate for this role is a qualified accountant (ACCA), with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills; strong attention to detail;
  • highly analytic; with a successful track record of leading cost reduction exercises across a retail / warehousing environment.

    You will be a self-starter, who sees opportunities for improvements and loves to initiate and drive projects.

    Responsibilities :

    Work closely across all functions at Airlift to understand and evaluate avenues for cost optimisations,

    Partner up with function leads to drive cost reduction initiatives without hampering service quality or disrupting speed of growth,

    Be able to show tangible results each month in terms of cost savings,

    Develop / Identify KPIs and provide analysis & insight to the management team for cost savings,

    Build trusted relationships with business partners to influence and support tactical and strategic business decisions driving business improvements and cost reductions,

    Willingness to support an unpopular opinion if it is in favour of driving long-term value creation for the overall business,

    Drive to seek continuous improvement across finance processes and controls,

    Be actively involved in procurement and vendor selection activities to help identify and select the correct business partners,

    Support commercial contract reviews to identify risk & opportunities,

    Understands the details of the cost structure to make thoughtful judgement calls.

    In addition to the above, successful candidates will demonstrate strong people skills and humility to effectively partner up with other teammates.

    Teamwork lies at the heart of Airlift’s culture and operating values.

    What We Offer :

    The opportunity to work alongside an exceptionally talented team,

    An exciting and fast-paced business directly impacting Pakistan's economic landscape,

    A high-impact role in an area that is of crucial significance for the business,

    High levels of autonomy in day-to-day responsibilities and deliverables,

    Competitive remuneration and a highly flexible work environment,

    A meritocratic and rewarding culture built around core values of teamwork, growth, execution and appreciation.

    Just So You Know

    Airlift is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strictly prohibits discrimination of any kind. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere.

    We are committed to building the best team possible and all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual potential and qualifications, without regard to race, colour, age, religion, socioeconomic status, orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability.

    The Airlift team is diverse we welcome and learn from different individual experiences and points of view that our teammates bring to the table.

    We're excited to have you inspire us with yours!

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